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Dear Chowhounds:
I'll be visiting Ottawa for the first time in years this weekend. Breakfast's my most important meal; I'm staying in a fancy hotel right near the Rideau Canal, but usually prefer a cool diner or local hangout. Suggestions much appreciated......

Of course, other recommendations welcome!


Rideau Restaurant
7780 Becketts Landing Rd, Kemptville, ON K0G, CA

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  1. I lived downtown for a few years (Somerset and Elgin). Your best bet for Breakfast is definitely The Manx (370 Elgin St), a tiny pub with wonderful food and relaxed ambiance - but I'm not sure if that's close to where you'll be (the Rideau Canal covers a lot of ground). Also in that area is Ceylonta, a really good and not too expensive Sri Lankan.

    403 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P0K1, CA

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    1. re: pinkatronica

      There is also the Scone Witch at 388 Albert near Lyon. Depending on where you are staying (there are quite a few fancy hotels near the canal) it would be a nice morning walk. There is also Benny's Bistro in The French Baker in the market (on Clarence near Dalhousie) which does a nice breakfast. You can also just have great croissants or french pastries and coffee there

      Scone Witch
      388 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1R5B2, CA

      Benny's Bistro
      119 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N5M5, CA

      1. re: Sue

        We like Dunn's. There are a few in the area - a good cheap breakfast with amazing bagels. MMMM

        1. re: Sue

          I love the Scone Witch!!!! The food is wonderful and it's so charming in there.

          Scone Witch
          388 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1R5B2, CA